Liquibase vs. Flyway

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Liquibase vs Flyway: What are the differences?

Liquibase and Flyway are both Java-based database tools for refactoring and versioning; Flyway uses SQL to define database changes, while Liquibase can also use XML, YAML, or JSON.

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Description

What is Liquibase?

Developers store database changes in text-based files on their local development machines and apply them to their local databases. Changelog files can be be arbitrarily nested for better management.

What is Flyway?

Easy to setup, simple to master. Flyway lets you regain control of your database migrations with pleasure and plain sql. Solves only one problem and solves it well. Flyway migrates your database, so you don't have to worry about it anymore.

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Why do developers choose Liquibase vs Flyway?

  • Flyway is typically used by developers who want complete control over their SQL; it’s designed to do that one thing, and to do it well.
  • On the other hand Liquibase is often cited as being a great database tool that supports many databases.

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What are some alternatives to Liquibase and Flyway?

  • Sequel Pro - MySQL database management for Mac OS X
  • PostGIS - Open source spatial database


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